Porcelain Veneers

What Are Dental Veneers?

A bright and beautiful smile is very important to make a good first impression. A bright and confident smile is the key to leave a lasting positive impression on people. Dental veneers will help you achieve that beautiful smile.

Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to enhance the appearance of a person’s teeth. Dental veneers are bonded to the front surface of the tooth using a dental filling. 

Dental veneers offer the advantage of cosmetically improving your dental condition, while also conserving a great deal of the healthy, existing structure of your teeth. As a result, our dental professionals at Fisher & Orfaly Dental may recommend veneers as an alternative to dental crowns when moderate treatment is more appropriate to achieve desired results. Dental veneers are used in place of dental crowns when the tooth is mostly intact and only minor corrections are required.

Dental veneers are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth or a gap between the teeth. Hundreds of people use dental veneers to maintain a beautiful smile. There are even many celebrities with dental veneers.

Types of Dental Veneers

Because of the growing popularity of dental veneers, there are many different types available today. They can be made of porcelain or resin composite material. Each type has its own benefits.

Some of the most common types of dental veneers are:

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most popular type of dental veneers. They are also the most commonly used dental veneers because of their many benefits. Porcelain has unique properties that make it ideal for use as veneers, like:

As an added benefit to correcting defects with porcelain veneers, the custom fit to your front-facing dentition gives your restoration a pleasant and uniform appearance.

Signs That You Need Dental Veneers

Veneers are suggested to the people with:

  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

  • Worn or chipped teeth

  • Extensively stained or discolored teeth

  • Inappropriately sized teeth (too large or small)

  • Undesired spaces between teeth

Procedure For Porcelain Veneers At Fisher & Orfaly Dental

To accommodate for the additional thickness of a porcelain veneer, your teeth will be moderately prepared before placement. An impression, or mold, of your teeth, is also taken so that your porcelain veneers are fabricated to the specific dimensions of your smile. At this time, the dentist will work with you to decide on the right color for your porcelain veneers.

At the placement appointment, your teeth will first be cleansed with special, professional-grade liquids to ensure your porcelain veneer is optimally bonded. Dental bonding cement that is hardened and set by use of a specialized light is used.

After the procedure, you will receive care instructions, including recommendations for your daily brushing and flossing routine. Regular follow-up visits are also recommended to enhance the longevity of your porcelain veneers.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

“How long will my veneers last?” is a concern that most patients have. The lifespan of your dental veneers depends on the type of veneers and how you take care of them.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The total cost of dental veneers depends on the following factors:

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

Porcelain veneers are the most expensive type of dental veneers. Because of the factors mentioned above, it is hard to estimate the price of porcelain veneers. But dental veneers are an investment and porcelain veneers are the best choice for a bright and beautiful smile. The benefits of porcelain veneers are well worth the slightly higher pricing.

Are Veneers Covered By Insurance?

Usually, getting porcelain veneers is a cosmetic procedure and thus, it is not covered under insurance. A procedure is considered cosmetic if:

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About Dr. George Orfaly

Dr. George Orfaly is a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and has been practicing as a dentist in Salem, MA since 2005. He has consistently improved the lives of his patients by providing them relief, confidence, and healthy smiles. He believes that oral health is directly related to overall health and well-being. Dr. Orfaly has also been an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and North Shore District Dental Society.

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